Networks Hail Bush 41 Getting 'Profile in Courage' Award for Hiking Taxes

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<p><em>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/03/28/networks-hail-bush…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC's NewsBusters blog. </em></p><p>All three network evening newscasts on Thursday found time to cheer the JFK Library Foundation announcing former President George H. W. Bush would the 2014 recipient of its annual Profile in Courage award. So what specific accomplishment did the organization cite from the Republican's decades of public service? His decision to hike taxes in 1990 that cost him re-election and paved the way for Bill Clinton to become president.&nbsp; <br /><br />On <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, fill-in anchor Lester Holt proclaimed: <strong>"Bush had famously said, 'Read my lips. No new taxes.' His decision to break that promise not only took courage, as the award says, it also may have cost him re-election." </strong></p>

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